Music festival selects young soloist

Music festival selects young soloist

ISTANBUL- Hürriyet Daily News
Music festival selects young soloist

Istanbul Music Festival in Search of Its Young Soloist project, which started last year has chosen cello soloist Cansın Kara, who is 17 years old.

The “Istanbul Music Festival in Search of Its Young Soloist” project, which started last year in order to discover and encourage young talents throughout the country, continued this year, selecting 17-year-old cello soloist Cansın Kara as its winner.

A total of 13 young cello musicians from different universities participated in the competition. Istanbul University conservatoire conductor Ramiz Malik Aslanov, Mersin University academic and viola player Münif Akalın, Cihat Aşkın, Melih Kara and Dilbağ Tokay chose this year’s young artist.

The 41st Istanbul Music Festival will begin on June 4 with a ceremony and opening concert to be held at the Lütfi Kırdar International Convention and Exhibition Center. The winner of the 7th International Tchaikovsky Competition for Young Musicians, 16-year-old violinist Veriko Çumburidze, will perform Carmen Fantasy by Franz Waxman accompanied by Borusan Istanbul Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of Sascha Goetzel. The Orchestra in Residence of the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts, the Borusan Istanbul Philharmonic, will also perform Symphonie Fantastique by Hector Berlioz.

Kara will make his debut performing Haydn’s viola concerto and Beethoven’s symphony 3 on June 10 at the Süreyya Opera with the Istanbul University State Conservatory Symphony Orchestra conducted by Aslanov.

The festival will also host an evening called “Open Conservatory,” where conservatory students can meet the festival audience on June 9 at Galata Rum Elementary School.